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Prosthetic Treatment Options and Protocol


Come to the 2002 AOPA National Assembly in Chicago, IL, Oct. 9-12 and
discover new Prosthetic Treatment Options and Protocol! Choose from over 75
CE credits – and earn up to 33.75 CE credits while attending premier O&P
industry workshops. To register, call the customer service hotline at (703)
Prosthetic Treatment Options and Protocol
Saturday, October 12, 2002
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
The following sessions run consecutively within this program.

Properly Choosing and Caring for Prosthetic Socks Will Enhance the Life of
an Amputee
Richard L. Hughes, Comfort Products, Inc.
Considerable technical research is involved in the production and design of
prosthetic socks. This session covers the factors to be considered when
selecting prosthetic socks.
Prosthetic Management of Endomorphic Patients
Gerald E. Stark Jr., CP, FAAOP
An estimated 61 percent of adults in the United States are defined as obese,
and that number is also growing among amputee populations. This session will
teach you how the growing obesity rate is impacting the amputee population.
Different components, construction and interface options will be discussed
with regard to high load levels and soft tissue management.
Anaplastology and the Partial Foot Amputation
David Van Auker, M.A., CP
This session will provide the basics of treating the partial foot amputation
and the integration of anaplastology to fabricate a functional prosthesis.
Evaluation, casting, fitting and fabrication will be shown.
Empowering the Athlete
Kevin Carroll, M.S., CP, FAAOP
The world of athletics is becoming more and more accessible to both
prosthetic and orthotic users. Over the years, we as practitioners have been
doing a great job with fabrication and fitting of advanced prosthetic
systems for this population. Where we have a deficiency is in our
understanding of the classification system and requirements for these
physically challenged athletes to compete.
The Five Step Approach for Introducing Running and Recreational Sports to
the Lower Limb Amputee
Robert S. Gailey, Ph.D., PT
Teach amputees the “Five-Step Approach” to running. You’ll learn to identify
and correct common problems exhibited by novice runners and provide
exercises and drills to enhance running performance.
Improving Function with New Prosthetic Suspension and Interface Products
Jay Martin, CP
The unique design of this new product permits greater soft tissue
compression and more complete donning abilities, as well as benefits for
upper and lower limb amputees in the pre-preparatory phase. Clinical
considerations and guidelines will be discussed.
Hip Disarticulation Interface Alternatives
Gerald E. Stark Jr., CP, FAAOP
Learn the basic biomechanic objectives necessary for any hip disarticulation
interface. This session will review alternative hip disarticulation
interface designs and illustrate how to develop criteria to use the
modification techniques for individual patient presentation.
Considerations in Fitting the Bilateral Transfemoral Amputee
Jonathan R. Batzdorff, CPO
Learn an effective way of managing the bilateral transfemoral amputee,
including how to select components and how to train the bilateral
transfemoral amputee in basic and advanced activities.
Prosthetic Support and Pain Management
Gordon W. Bosker, CP, C.Ped., FAAOP
In the management of amputation-related pain, prosthetic devices and support
services play several roles. These include: facilitating wound healing and
pain control in the immediate postoperative period; restoring lost function;
and managing persistent residual limb pain. An algorithm was started to
assist prosthetists and physicians to help with pain management from the
immediate post-op to the definitive prosthesis.
How Many of Your Patients Run Marathons?
Jack Richmond, Fillauer, Inc.
Although the focus is often on delivering the device and billing, ultimately
what we as an industry provide is rehabilitation. The best device we will
ever build and the best device patients will ever use, is nothing more than
a tool to help them reach their goals. Focus on what the patient, working
with the device, can achieve- not what the device is designed to do.

To register, call the customer service hotline at
(703) 645-9302 or e-mail [email protected]

Visit to view the entire preliminary program.

AOPA NATIONAL ASSEMBLY: The Business of Patient Care
October 9-12, 2002
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Illinois

Register: (703) 645-9302

The Assembly begins at 8:00 a.m. on October 9.


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